US Presidential candidate played a tax man in 'Saturday Night Live' sketch
Donald Trump has become the latest celebrity to spoof Drake‘s dance moves in the ‘Hotline Bling’ video.
Trump appeared in a mock version of the video alongside comedians from Saturday Night Live as he hosted the long-running US TV series last night (November 7).
Jay Pharoah took on the role of Drake, with Trump appearing as a tax man and showing off his own bad dancing. He also sang the line “You used to call me on the cell phone” from the song.
Miguel recently spoke out against the NBC’s decision to invite Donald Trump to host the live comedy show, saying of the Republican Presidential candidate’s inclusion, “I believe it will be good for the ratings, I’m sure that’s how they’re looking at it too. But you know, I think there’s also a responsibility that you have to have. And I don’t think ignorance deserves that kind of attention and unfortunately we live in a world where attention is the ultimate currency.”
“His ability to aggregate attention is valuable to a network, a business where advertising is the source of income,” he continued. “And that means you need as much attention as possible. If I was asked to perform on the same episode as Donald Trump, I would be faced with the same decision as the network. And me being who I am I would definitely decline, probably at my own detriment.”
Miguel explained that he thought people were drawn to Trump because he was “an established business man” and might offer an answer to “national debt.” However, this did not mean he was necessarily a suitable candidate for presidency, “it’s really sad that even at that level there is this ignorance that exists,” he said.
“I think issues of racial, economic, social, sexual discrimination, these discriminations are a worldwide thing, a human thing,” Miguel continued. “It doesn’t only exist in the States, it doesn’t only exist here in the UK, it’s everywhere. Everywhere there are people that believe that other groups you know, based on however you wanna categorise them are lesser people in some way shape or form.”
“I don’t have any particular candidate that I’m into,” he added. “Because I’m not clear on what each viable candidate standing is on the issues that matter to me yet. And I don’t vote for party, you know. When I do vote it’ll be for the candidate that wants to do something about the issues that matter to me and that’s the best thing that we can do.”
Watch the full interview below.